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http://ptjournal.apta.org/content/89/12/1275.full.pdf+html

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- What allocation method was adopted/ is a control group used
- Whether blinding (single or double) was used?
- What data collection methods/tools are used?
- Any descriptive statistics/ inferential statistics

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Summary of the research article "Motor Control Exercise for Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial."

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Author Response. By: Costa, Leonardo O. P.; Maher, Christopher G.; Latimer, Jane; Hodges, Paul W.; Herbert, Robert D.; Refshauge, Kathryn M.; McAuley, James H.; Jennings, Matthew D. Physical Therapy. Dec2009, Vol. 89 Issue 12, p1289-1291. 3p

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The study was placated upon the hypothesis that the use of a placebo-control design would provide less biased estimates of Motor Control Exercise treatment effects for sufferers of chronic low back pain. The hypothesis is that the use of the randomized placebo controlled trial is the most effective design for controlling multiple sources of bias, which will lead to estimates of effect from the study conducted by the researchers being accurate.

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